Episode #15 — Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

One of the most original, daring and emotionally compelling screenplays of the 21st century, Charlie Kaufman’s ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ wowed audiences upon the films release in 2004. In this week’s episode, we track the progression of the story from concept, to first draft, to the final shooting script and the final changes made in the editing room.

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Joel, I’m not a concept. I want you to just keep that in your head. Too many guys think I’m a concept or I complete them or I’m going to make them alive, but I’m just a f***ed-up girl who is looking for my own peace of mind. Don’t assign me yours.
— Clementine
 

Episode #9 — Sideways (2004)

‘Sideways’ was an enjoyable script to discuss, because it is a comedy with many tragic elements that always stays rooted in reality and its flawed characters. Based on the novel by Rex Pickett and adapted for the screen by director Alexander Payne and writer Jim Taylor, it’s a tale of debauchery, adventure, love and friendship set in California’s Santa Barbara wine valley.

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Only somebody who really takes the time to understand Pinot’s potential can then coax it into its fullest expression.
— Miles Raymond